Install BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Over-The-Air

Posted on 19. Jul, 2009 by in BlackBerry


Many people have been asking me how they can install BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 onto their device.  Well thanks to one hard working individual, you can do it OTA (over-the-air) right from your BlackBerry.  First you must have a device running OS 4.5 or above. Now before we go any further, it is important our readers know it is a possibility you may lose some if not all of your BBM contacts when installing both OTA and through desktop manager.  With that being said, make sure you have a current back up of your device.  Also if you are on OS 4.5 you MUST be on or higher.  (Options->About will tell you your OS) If you are running 5.0 on an 8900/9000 the 4.7.1 version will work for your phone.

0mie has a site in which he offers technical assistance to people who are technologically challenged in the need of a little help from time to time.  As always, if he does help you out be nice enough to make a donation to him via PayPal.  There are multiple mirrors for the OTA download, if you find one that doesn’t work please let me or 0mie know.  They have had to move the download all over the place due to using too much bandwidth :-D

Visit 0mie’s site for the links and the latest update on what works and what doesn’t, please don’t forget to tell omie thank you for all his hard work in getting these OTAs up and running.

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  1. shaun

    24. Jul, 2009

    I just downloaded bbm 5.0 and after being prompted for reboot it just doesn’t start, thanks for the download :( now my brand new Tour is disfunctional :( , someone please help! did I just brick this BB?

  2. shaun

    24. Jul, 2009

    omg, thanks sooooooooooo much its working perfectly now!!!